24 May 2022

Amber Women's Refuge CLG awarded funding to deliver workshops to young people

Kilkenny community group Amber awarded funding to deliver workshops to young people

Thirteen local community groups committed to supporting the future of young people across the country were celebrating news today that they will receive a grant share of this year’s €100,000 'Coca-Cola Thank You Fund'. 

One of the chosen beneficiaries is Amber Women's Refuge CLG in Kilkenny, who will receive €10,000 in funding.

Amber Women's Refuge CLG provide many services helping women and young people affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships in Kilkenny.

As part of its One Million Stars project, Amber Women's Refuge want to partner with Young Irish Film Makers to deliver Outreach Workshops to young people affected by domestic violence.

This project will take the form of a series of workshops and training sessions in the art of digital storytelling with the aim to help young people express themselves through the avenue of creativity - connecting participants from different cultures and backgrounds.

Now in its eleventh year, over 280 non-profit organisations across the island of Ireland applied for the fund under the categories of education and training, diversity and inclusion in young people and those taking an innovative approach to sustainability and environmental leadership. 

Coca-Cola Ireland Country Manager Agnese Filippi thanked all the organisations who applied for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund this year, along with the judges who had the impossible task of selecting this year’s recipients.

"The impact of the pandemic over the past two years has been particularly hard on our young people," she said.

"Through the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund we are honoured to be in the position to support youth orientated organisations across the island of Ireland that are committed to supporting and helping young people to navigate their futures."

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